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Todd Solondz

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About the Movie

From Todd Solondz, the critically acclaimed director of "Welcome to the Dollhouse" comes a film comprised of two separate stories set against the sadly comical terrain of college and high school, past and present. Following the paths of its young hopeful/troubled characters, it explores issues of sex, race, celebrity and exploitation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 89
  • Fresh: 47
  • Rotten: 42
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Solondz creates a unique landscape of suburban-bred misery, hypocrisy, and vulnerability, a bleak vista that continually forces viewers to shift sympathies and antipathies. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Sep 7, 2011

Rotten: The art of Storytelling too often degenerates into a rant, losing its very own hard-bought truth. – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune, Jun 24, 2010

Rotten: Sometimes seems less like storytelling than something the otherwise compelling director needed to get off his chest. – Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Feb 8, 2002

Fresh: One of recent memory's most thoughtful films about art, ethics, and the cost of moral compromise. – Loren King, Boston Globe, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


Don't buy it has a scene that's censored with a big red box. Good movie though.

Terrible movie

I watched this movie because I love Belle and Sebastian's music. The movie was so stereotyped that I was shocked. The Hispanics, the Afroamerican and the Jews are represented like out of a 1933 Germany caricature. I felt bad for spending my time and money with this movie. In terms of format, it is also totally unbalanced: it devotes 10 minutes to "fiction" and then over an hour to "nonfiction". The myth of the writer and the passive student taking it just because… I didn't get it. Highly unrecommended!


Amazing movie. Terrific performance and satire.

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  • $19.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 2002

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